July 15, 2017 Sadiki Pierre

Moves Like Jagger

One of the challenges of what we do is helping people understand that we aren’t as limited as they would think. In the beginning, people would ask us what style of music we played or what kind of group we were and we always struggled to give them an efficient answer. We eventually learned that regardless of how we answered, they would walk away with the impression that we were a jazz duo because of the combination of an upright bass and jazzy sounding voice. That’s certainly not a bad thing but it does present another challenge. Most people would expect a jazz duo to perform jazz standards but most of our sets are quite scattered. We may start with a jazz tune followed by a tune from Billy Joel, Sade, Ed Sheeran, Bob Marley or Elvis. For example, here’s a quick snippet of our rendition of Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger. We performed it during the cocktail hour of a recent corporate event at The Pierre, one of Manhattan’s most esteemed luxury hotels. What do you think???